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The Wonders of The Universe, Brian Cox iPad App Featured

Written by  Marquez Comelab
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I am having a fantastic time travelling the universe with a new iPad app by Collins (HarperCollins), the BBC, Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen.

It is a brilliant way to show people the massiveness and the grandure of the universe. To think that we are only one planet among many planets, circling a star among many stars, in a galaxy among many galaxies, clumped up in clusters and themselves in super clusters in an address in the universe called the Centaurus Great Wall!


In 1977, we launched Voyager 1 and 2. After 34 years, they still haven't exited the far reaches of our solar system. To date, they are currently within the "Heliosheath" region - the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas. This fact alone should remind us how long it might take for us humanity to be able to travel to the far reaches of space. It will certainly not be within our lifetimes. This at least, would be the next best thing.

We can at least now imagine what it might be like based on the evidence we have so far: from the light waves that has reached us from the depths of time and space.

In traversing this universe with this app, one cannot help but wonder. This app is exploring what is possible with the latest technology as a new medium to communicate and teach. Try it even if you are not into science or even if you are just mildly interested. It might just blow your mind!

iTunes link: Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe iPad App

Have you tried it? What do you think?

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